Bronze Challenge
History of your Name


Challenge: Find our more about the history of your name. Are you named after a family member? Can you find more about this? Try also to discover details about your surname.

How do I do this: Either write up the information you have found or draw a picture that shows what you have discovered about your name. Keep this information safe so that you can add this to the collection of information on your family.

Suggested places to find this information: Look at the information that you have gathered so far. Can you find some of the clues there? Speak to your parent(s) or older members of your family. Use online resources and books to find out more.

Suggested resources and useful websites:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/familyhistory/get_started/surnames_01.shtml
http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/content/help/index.aspx?561
http://www.nndata.no/home/jborgos/names.htm
http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=pMJmv3EbbsAC&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false
http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/arabic-naming2.htm
http://www3.hants.gov.uk/education/ema/ema-resource/ema-lcr/ema-advice-lcr-muslimnames.htm

Present what you have found either drawn or written.